How do you feel about forgiveness? it lingers on my lips like your quick whipped stilted humour favouring the valley of sand where water cannot expand and each atom shaking violently into the rivers hidden beneath our longing haze where even angels, learn to play.
I checked my post box today and I found my ticket for the upcoming – or should I say delayed – tour of Joe Satriani! Sadly, pushed back from 2020, to 2021, then to 2022, now to 2023. I feel like it is going to be a mind blowing show. He released Shapeshifting in April 2020 and then recently Elephants of Mars a few weeks ago on 8th April.
That means the show and the tour is fore 2 albums! Satriani confirmed on his YouTube pre-launch release recently that the show will be 5 or 6 hours to cover all the material. I have wanted to see Joe for so long that I cannot help feel excited already. I know it is a long time yet, over a year, and I will have another birthday by then!
I recently had my birthday on the 10th April, if anyone is interested. I enjoyed a TGI Fridays meal and a walk through a lovely park that feels haunted for some reason. Oh well, now I have to crack on with life and hope that God blesses me with happiness because I struggled deeply with depression over winter, and indeed for many years. The last concert I attended was Genesis in September 2021 which was brilliant.
Should I go on? No. I’ll leave the YouTube link to his new album though. Some psychedelic wizardry indeed :
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The most ancient of practices that is Feng Shui – meaning wind-water – is the Chinese philosophy detailing how to create balance and harmony between the elements. This practice is used within the home, because it is a belief system that specific placement of objects in a space will greatly affect the energy and the flow and the harmony of our surroundings.
At the core, it is decorating to maximise the energy of a space, to make it more positive and minimise or eradicate negative energy build up. So what are the potential effects, or benefits of such a practice? As mentioned, the idea is to harmonise the energy so that a space is more positive, surely a huge benefit to anybody! Having a lighter energy home, feeling less cluttered and more vibrant would also make you feel mentally better, uplifting your mood, improving your mindset, helping you to achieve those goals, and possibly to sleep better too.
In Feng Shui there are the main ‘principles’. That of the ‘Commanding Position’, ‘the Bagua‘, and the ‘Five Elements‘. Using these principles together is the aim to create harmony.
Lets start with the Commanding Position. This is going to be the best way to place furniture within a room. Use this and apply it to all the main objects in a space, like the sofas in your living room, or the tv and stand, or the shelving units. Use it in bedrooms, by moving the bed to the further point from the doorway. Move your office at home around, or your desk, adjust the placement to furthest from the door, yet still facing the door. Being in the furthest point, yet facing it, is commanding a room.
Then you have the Bagua. This is an energy map identifying the elements you should place within the room to facilitate the flow of positive energy. Different areas are dealt with, like work and home and personal goals.
As you can see different colours and elements relate to different areas. Health and family for example, are green and blues, with wood as the element. If you don’t want to use all of the above, simply use a select few, or one or two. Trying something shouldn’t be a burden. When setting out the room look at the map and then focus on one room at a time and make sure you are clear what you want to bring to the room. If you wanted your bedroom with a focus on relationships you could use reds, white and pinks. Beds need to face the doorway, but not in direct line with it. Symmetry is important, so using flat and square shaped objects can help, along with flat objects.
Finally we have the Five Elements. They are: fire, water, wood, metal and earth. Feng Shui seeks to balance these elements in your home.
Each element is associated with different colours, seasons and shapes as seen in the picture above. Fire – red and triangular. Water – black and curved shapes. Wood – green/blue and rectangular columned shapes. Metal – white and circular/sphere shapes. Earth – brown/orange/yellow and flat and square objects.
If you want to add each element to a room you can start by using the colour or the shapes. You could light a white candle for example. Using more plants will help too. Being able to successfully place objects is key, and you need space to work with, so make sure to remove anything not needed and get rid of clutter and clear the doors. Big plants at the entrance can help. The entrance hallway is important to, or any hallway, try and keep it clear and bright. Plants are positive energy and connecting to the earth, so bring some big plants, or small ones into your home and keep everything fresh. They have the added benefit of literally purifying the air.
You have now learned a little about Feng Shui. Thanks for reading, how will you better use your space?
A heart that is beating at a million miles an hour I don't think I can make it this hour the hour is upon us not so long ago... vast landscape and breeze and the howling of the wolves at night birds of prey screeching sounds like the moon will last an eternity bringing into my retina such a ghastly sight upon that time when I recollected my consciousness felt that divine wisdom set upon my own path free from the pain inflicted by others no longer a pawn for their evil standing by thy brothers who are afraid I will not be made or cast into some geometrical shape I am the One.
I wanted to share The Lonely Path. It is about the path that we all face. I have talked about it before. The path that divides, the other path. There is one path. I see one way. But just because you are walking the lonely path does not mean you cannot be with other people. Life is about giving as much as it is about receiving. it is more than believing. it is about doing. You have to show the world your light, so that you can shine in the dark when you meet your demise. Just because a seed grows into a flower, that does not mean we should discard it when it drops its leaves in the fall. Rather, we should nurture the plants so they will regrow, and the leaves will reappear. And when we too lose our faith, so too shall we steadfast and nurture it, because it will come back and it will be the same.
Riptide, pain and regret and lurking, inside, and that staking heart, sure-start, backfire, coal fire, dark, heart, awaken your senses, after the start, after the storm. Maestro, aficionado, macabre, after the storm, between the eyes, an empty envelope, by your side. Before the day has dawned, healing scars deep on your body, infectious substance cast on that smooth skin, light, oh, where art thou been. Onward, forwards gaze, refrained mind, I don't mind, who you are, just that skies are cold, the sun cast by shadow day night, I've seen enough to put everything, right. Pain and regret lurking inside, thousand faces, million emotions, happiness, just bubbling beneath the surface, Oh, man, see them fly, fly, fly so high. After the storm, comes waking light, foreseen destiny, impermeable might, Your last rite.